In this special faculty-wide teaching colloquium, 2011 Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) Excellence in Teaching Award recipient Yvan Saint-Aubin of Université de Montréal presents:
Teaching mathematics as an outsider
Abstract: My PhD is in physics. I was hired by the Département de mathématiques et de statistique of Université de Montréal*, probably because my thesis used some advanced differential geometry. But my education in mathematics was at best patchy. I will share some of the pleasures and misgivings of learning mathematics while teaching it.